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... senate leaders move close to, to a deal to raise the debt ceiling and undend the government shutd. in the house speculation persists about the republican leadership's ability to rein in the tea party before the looming deadline. a high-profile rabbi. the charges? aged involvement in embassy bombings. police shut down an alleged jihadist plot. new science of genetically engineered food fashions a food fight. why soft want labels that read more like a science quiz.
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good morning, and welcome to access america. i am stephanie sy. >> i am thomas drayton. good to have you with us. we are two weeks into the government shutdown. the senate is scrambling to forge a compromise before the debt ceiling deadline expires just two days from now on thursday. senate leaders say they are hopeful the deal will, in fact, come together. >> mr. president, constructive, good-faith negotiations continue between the republican leader and me. i am very optimistic we will reach an agreement that's reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation's bills and begin long-term negotiations to put our country on sound footing. >> i share his optimism we will get a result that will be
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acceptable to both sides. >> senate republicans are seeing a backlash from fellow party members in the house for working with democrats. they have been called the surrender caucus. we are not stick -- for not sticking with g.o.p. demands. some say president obama's healthcare law should have never been the focus of budget negotiations. >> i will tell you, i am embarrassed. we missed the opportunity, two months of time went by while the wrong subject was being focused on. >> that's an embarrassment. >> president obama underscored the need for a resolution to the partisan deadlock on capitol hill. there is broad agreement a u.s. default would have severe economic consequences here and around the globe. >> if republicans aren't willing to set aside some of their partisan concerns in order to do what's right for the country, we stand a good chance of defaulting, and defaulting would have a potentially devastating effect on our economy. >> so there are signs of
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progress in the senate but any measure must ultimately be approved by the house. let's bring in paul beban who is joining us from washington. good morning, paul. there is talk of a senate deal. what have we heard? what's on the table this morning? >> reporter: good morning. lots of talk but far from certain about what's going to happen over the next two days. the senate, as you heard there, as you mentioned, senator mitch mcconnell and harry reid expressing confidence they are getting close to a deal but nothing signed on the dotted line just yet. let me give you some of the details. the deal being discussed would reopen the government through january 15th and fund it at current levels. >> that's been a key sticking point. it would raise or lift the debt ceiling until early or mid february at the latest. pardon me. it would also set up a budget negotiations committee under which would be discussed some longer-term fixes to taxes and spend can that the republicans have been pushing for. that would be set to wrap up by december 15th. also on the table are some small
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to weeks to the new healthcare law, but that would largely remain intact. thomas? >> paul, as you know, there seems to be a lot of division between republicans and house and the senate, between the house and the senate. is this likely to affect a deal to end this shut down and raise the debt ceiling? >> well, that is of course the big question. the division between the senate and house republicans is a deep division there as you mentioned. the house and senate g.o.p. will be meeting later today to discuss the plan and the word is that what the senate is going to need to do is pass -- senate republicans are going to need to really back this in order to give house republican leader john boehner something that he can get his members to get behind. you had that sound byte from bob corker of tennessee, republicans saying that the -- that shutting down obamacare was essentially, quote, a shiny object that was never going to happen. so, republican senators very skeptical about the way the house has handled some of these negotiations. thomas? >> real quick, paul, i want to
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ask you about the video of house democrat chris van hollen that has gone viral here, shows him for going after his republican colleagues that restricts who can bring a senate measure to reopen the government before the house. let's take a listen. >> i renew my motion that under the regular standing rules of the house, flaws for rule 22 that the house take up the senate amendments and open the government now. >> under section 2 of house resolution 368, that motion may be offered only by the majority leader or his designee. >> mr. speaker why -- why were the rules made to keep the government shut down >> the general will suspend. the chair will now entertain -- >> democracy has been suspended, mr. speaker. >> paul, what's the story behind this? >> as you mentioned, this video has gone viral, things get the heated on the house floor over really an obscure procedural rule. who thought that house procedural debate could get almost as many hits as a new
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justin beiber video? but what's happening is a debate over an obscure rule about how debate can be brought to the floor. on october 1st, house republicans voted down or changed the rules so that a senate bill could not be brought up by anyone outside of the majority. so, democratic representative maryland chris getting heated. that video, almost 1.7 million views on youtube and counting. we have been hear about an hour. it's gone up more than 10,000 just in that time. thomas? >> playing out like a drama, paul beban in washington. thank you. later today, the bi-partisan policy center is holding a town hall inshire to discuss hyper partisanship in congress. even before the shutdown, polling showed that many americans sporty lec toral reforms that could have a tempering effect. 67% of those poles say independent should be allowed to vote in party primaries. 59 support the idea of moving election day to the weekend
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instead of tuesday. 35% are in favor of a bi-partisan commission drawing legislative districts as opposed to state legislatures or state supreme courts. >> a suspected al-qaeda fighter who was recently captured in libya has arrived in new york to face federal terrorism charges. he is a prize catch for federal prosecutors. they have wanted to get their hands on him since 2001. al jazeera's jonathan betz has the latest >> reporter: suspected al-qaeda leader al-liby was captured, carried out by the delta force. the 49-year-old was irtear gated for a week aboard the uss san antonio and turned over to the f.b.i. to face federal terrorism charges in the united states. al-liby is considered a computer expert who helped plan the 1998 u.s. embassy bombings in tanzania and libya.
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in 2001, a grand jury indicted him along with 21 other terror suspects including osama bin ladin. >> as early as 1993, it is alleged he began planning attacks against the u.s. in response to american military action in somalia. there was a $5 million reward for his capture. al-liby is in the custody of the justice department and has been read miranda rights. they say the transfer came sooner expected. in part, due to a serious health condition. al-liby suffers from a severe case of hepatitis c, a viral infection that attacks the liver. >> this morning, police in london are confirming the arrest of four suspects under british anti-terrorism laws. surveillance footage on sunday shows one of the suspects, a 28-year-old british man being taken into custody. it was one of three such raids across the city that were planned and overseen by british
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intelligence. phil itner joining us live from london. what more do we know about the suspects? >> reporter: thomas, we don't know an awful lot. we know they are all men in their 20s. as you mentioned, one of azaberjani dissent. the other which heritage from turkey, al jazeera and pakistan. as i said, they are all british nationals. we know a little about what they were planning, and it seems to include firearms and not explosives. there is some information that indicates that they were planning a sort of kenya mall kind of attack, some sort of firearms-based incident. they are currently being held in a police station in south london for questioning, but police say that they did -- they were able to swoop in and stop this
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alleged plan in its basic early stages. thomas? >> let's talk more about that plan. london police have managed to foil what may have been yet another attack. how did they go about doing that? >> reporter: well, you know, british intelligence services are well-respected around the world. they have had an awful lot of experience with this sort of thing even before the current atmosphere and the so-called war on terror. you know, they had to deal with what was basically a terror campaign by irish nationals here in britain. so they have had an awful lot of experience with this sort of thing. and they do have new intelligence services, some being equated with kind of a homeland security sort of operation where there is a cross platform, liaisons and intelligence sharing, kind of an f.b.i. sort of situation. but it's important to keep in mind that the british are very mindful that london is a high-value target for -- for groups wanting to strike against
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the west and they have an awful lot of experience in stopping these plans before they even get started. thomas? >> you mentioned the f.b.i. was there any u.s. involvement? >> well, we do know that there are fbi liaisons in the current tree currently. and that's, you know, standard operating procedure here in the u.k. we don't know if the f.b.i. were involved in this particular instance. it does seem as though this really is an indigenous british plot that was being hatched by these four young men, all of them being british nationals. but as of right nowtion we haven't heard any direct fbi involvement. >> more information to come, phil ittner joining us from london. thank you. police in myanmar are on high alert after a bomb exploded at a high-upscale hotel. a device wounded an american tourist. three suspects have been
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detained. it was 7th blast in myanmar since friday in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks. a government official is dead after a bomb ripped through a mosque in the eastern part of afghanistan. the governor of logar province was killed by a device planted inside a microphone. he was speaking to worshippers during eid al ada. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. >> and violence in iraq this morning, 12 people are dead after a blast in kirkuk, north of baghdad. the explosive detonated as worshippers were leaving a mosque after morning eid prayers. hopes for a peaceful holiday despite the recent period of political instability and sustained violence. he job descriptions are in the midst of a one of the biggest celebrations of the year. earlier, they headed to market to prev for festive at this. more victims are being
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sunshades for in the fill 15s. at least 85 people are dead. the quake, strong enough to demolish roofs and buildings on the southern island and that is not the only natural disaster facing asia. craig leeson, are we expecting the death toll to rise? >> reporter: well, it's been rising steadily throughout the day as rescuers have been digging through the rubble. the worst casualties have been on the island where the epi center was some 30 miles directly beneath that island. 70 people have died on that island as dozens of buildings have collapsed including several monuments, several churches, the oldest church in the philippines built by the spanish during the colonial era, 16th century, has gone. nearby tabu, the island direct to the north just across the
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strait, 15 people died there including four youngsters killed in a stampede. the death toll rising as rescuers are able to reach people still trapped from the rubble. >> craig, the quake is just one of a handful of nature striking the area. we have typhoon nari and w. we ba looking to strike japan in the vulnerable area of fukushima >> reporter: that's right. a place for natural weather incidents is right now. the philippines catching the worst of both of these. typhoon mari southwest across the north a few hundred millimeters from the capitol. it's destroyed crops and villages, some two million people were left without electricity. but casualties were kept to a minimum because they were able to evacuate people before the typhoon hit. >> that's now headed west and is hitting vietnam as we speak.
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it's coming to central vietnam dear danang, a tour est resort. people heading down to vietnam for the beaches. there have been 2,000 tourists stranded as vietnam airlines tries to clear them out. >> a difficult time for so many. craig leaeson. thank you. >> that typhoon hitting right now in vietnam is the same one that already tore through the philippines. >> let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell for the latest. >> a rough go in this portion of the world. another typhoon is going to be impacting japan, already starting so have some of those impacts. as we look at the broader picture, this is nari that moved through the philippines now impacting vietnam. the other one that we are monitoring, you can see this, now starting to skirt next to japan. besides the fukushima area and any concerns that rain mixing in with some of the radioactive
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material there, this is mountainous terrain. we could look at mudslides potentially even though this system isn't expected to main make a landfall, enough rain to cause those problems. as i mentioned, we have definitely got the concern as the system moved through the philippines causing about a dozen losses of life, 40,000 people displaced, now, as it moves into vietnam, once again, enough moisture in this area for the next couple of days that over 100,000 people have been evacuated. we are looking at probably a foot of raineysly in some places as this moves along. >> that's not our only tropical concern. we have one tropical storm well o off, no problem there but octave that has moved on to the baja peninsula, all of the moisture from that is part of what has been pluming into texas, combining with a frontal boundary and that means we are going to have another day in texas with that potential flooding not to mention the northern side of all of that where we have rain and areas of
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snow. i will have a closer look at all of that going on in the united states coming up a little later. back to you. >> meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> second day of scares at los angeles international airport. >> more homemade dry ice bombs explodi exploding. it's where they were detonating it that's raising concerns. >> the supreme court considers a major challenge to affirmative action. how the case could change the college admission process for many people. >> the government could be closed but get your checkbook out. you still have to pay your taxes. i will tell you why.
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tions police in los angeles are trying to figure out who has been planting small homemade explosive devices at los angeles international airport. erica fer a ferrari >> a so-called dry ice bomb was found sunday night and has forced officials to shut down terminal 2 for several hours. last night, three similar devices were discovered in areas that are supposed to be off limits at the airport within the
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airport's heavily secured international terminal. the bomb squad investigated how four dry ice bombs, two of exploded were left in restricted areas. before 8:30, one exploded near a terminal gate that is only accessible to employees. two similar devices were also discovered in restricted areas. aerial video shows those devices may have been left outside of the terminals between two planes. officials confirm all three were soda bottles containing dry ice. on sunday night, another detonated inside a men's bathroom in terminal 2, also in an area off limits to the publicpublic a nearby employee heard it, we want inside and found a 20 ounce plastic bottle with that dry ice inside. there are no reports of any injuries or evacuations and this morning, there are no delays at the airport as a result of last night's police activity and investigators say they do not think the incidents are linked to terrorism.
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so far, no arrests have been made. >> a strange fphenomenophenomen thank you. business now, wall street feeling a little better this morning about the situation in washington. geraldi geraldineo joining us. >> it is encouraging. better but they are still very, very cautious. potential budget debt ceiling deal has stock futures higher. that could signal a positive start when the markets open a short time from now. all three major indices were green. the s & p 500 is at 1710 and the nasdaq opens at 3815. overseas european stocks are mostly higher. asian stocks are mostly higher. tokyo investors are smiling. japan's nikkei, up a quarter %. hang seng, a half a percent. some investors cash in to lock
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in profits. >> we were told fears of the debt ceiling has been priced into stocks. >> as an investor, you only make an adjustment if you could predict which way it was going. so maybe the easiest thing to do is to do nothing. it could increase the risk. i think the risk might be going up because of the difficulties in congress but the direction is a little hard to -- hard to pin down. you can watch re"real money with ali velshi. we find out how much money yahoo is bringing in. quarterly results after u.s. markets close later today. ceo marissa mahey has become a rock star. the pressure is on her to keep the company's turnaround going. since she took over, yahoo's stock hit $35 a share, a near 8-year high. they say hyahoo's core business
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is stagnant. washington doesn't expect the situation to get better. >> analysts and investors are going to look for a rebound, perhaps, in the engagement, user engagement, things like traffic, the people that are coming to the -- the amount of users accessing yahoo's sites, mobile or desktop as well as engagement and like the amount of people are spending on yahoo's various services. >> analysts expect third quarter revenue to be down 1%. i have been though the government is shut down, today is the deadline, thomas, for people who file taxes to get them in. >> saying my name like i 0 taxes. >> you tend to forget about that. how many people 0 taxes? >> more than 12 people and the irs says a lot haven't filed 1040s. >> what about if you do a refund? >> not going to happen. >> the government says they have
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people in place to collect the money but if you need someone to walk you through it over the phone or in person, better look someplace else, like a stamp because only automated systems are going to be work. >> can't catch a break. stephanie? >> thank you. the supreme court takes up a case that could decide the future of affirmative action. seven years ago voters in michigan banned race-conscious add misses at public universities. the justices will be asked to decide if that law is constitutional. bisi onlilineri has more. >> reaching the u.s. supreme court from back in 2006 when 58% of miven voters passed an amendment to the state constitution banning race-conscious admissions policies at their public universities. that initiative has led to a legal fight pitting michigan's attorney general who will argue to uphold the ban against the
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coalition to defend affirmative action, a civil rights act visit group who will argue against it. >> i really feel a responsibility. >> kevin gains, a promise professor of history and african-american studies at the just of michigan is among many named in the suit opposed to proposal 2 >> it's a lonely position to have to feel that you have to fight battles that you thought had been fought and won years ago. >> since proposal 2 took effect, the number of black and latino students entering the state's public universities has dropped by a third. professor gaines believes the ban on affirmative action is blocking out diversity. >> there is a misconception out there that race conscious admissions is all about admitting someone based on the color of their skin and nothing else. and nothing could be further from the truth.
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>> opponents agree. among them is jennifer grats who was denied admission to the university of michigan and claimed she was the victim of discrimination. >> i believe people should be treated without with regard to race and i think people should be judged based upon their merit and not their skin color or gender. >> the supreme court must decide if the state constitutional amendment is am violation of the equal protection clause of the u.s. constitution. >> what the proponents of this constitutional amendment are trying to argue and are suggesting is that this is nothing more than promoting equality and anti-discrimination. >> that's valid only if you completely ignore history. >> diversity and other good intentions should not trump the right to be treated equally by our government.
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>> opening argument did begin today. a decision by the court that could affect affirmative action here and across the nation is expected several months from now. bisi olineri, arizona, detroit. >> some states have adopted policies regarding race conscious admissions including california and washington state. >> this morning, dealing with iran, nuclear talks getting underway in geneva. >> six world powers discussing how to curb the country's nuclear ambitions. new details about the nsa spying on americans. what the government could be taking from your e-mail and instant message accounts. a battle over food labels has people divided. how it's pitting health concerns against worries. >> firmly against the wall, the dodgers came out swinging in game 3. highlights coming up in sports.
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welcome back. i am stiff knee sy . >> i am thomas drayton. >> a sus spect in the deadly bombings of two u.s. embassy is expected to be arraigned. anas al-liby was captured in libya. he is facing federal charges for his alleged role in the bombings in tans nia and kenya. jonathan betz outside the federal court house where al-liby will be arraigned. what are we expecting in court today. >> we are expecting this a answer to be brief. he is expected to appear before a federal judge in this courthouse behind me. he has been in the united states since saturday but he has since been formally charged with these terrorism charges. we are also expecting him to be -- to possibly get a lawyer
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this morning as well. has not yet been given a lawyer. on friday, a federal judge actually declined that offer to give him an attorney because he said it was too premature at this point since he had for the been in the united states and had not been formally charged. that changed over the weekend because of his health condition where he was brought to the united states. we are expecting him to appear briefly. >> what's your understanding? will we hear from al-liby? >> that is unknown at this point whether we will actually hear from him. as i mentioned, we are only expecting his appearance to be brief and for him to get an attorney and then for it to be adjourned. i can tell you that when his co-defendants back in 2001 were charged, that was a very lengthy trial. it lasted for four months. all four were convicted. all four were sentenced to life in a jury trial. and so we will see how this plays out in the coming days. but this could be another lengthy trial for abu al-liby.
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>> jonathan in manhattan. thank you. the u.s. is two days away from losing its ability to borrow money to pay its bills. leaders in the senator are optimistic an agreement is within reach but with some house republicans holding out, it's not certain. joining us to discuss this imminent deadline is the assistant professor at harvard. thank you for being with us. you are in boston this morning. let's start by this threat of the u.s. breaching the thursday's debt ceiling deadline. we have heard about how disastrous this would be. is that being overblown? >> so i don't think it is being overblown because the fundamental problem is we really don't know what will happen. the idea that the united states treasury bill, the u.s. debts are riskless. >> that's that there is no threat at all is foundational to the world financial system. if that goes away, it's impossible to anticipate in
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advance when will happen. it might be bad. it might be catastrophic. >> it's unprecedented. >> the issue here is when you are talking about the potential for something as bad, say, the 2008 financial crisis, you don't take risks. >> there have been warnings if the u.s. defaulted on its debt, it could plunge the world into a recession as bad as the recession you mentioned aed in 2008. how would that unfold? >> so, again, the problem with 2008 is we didn't see it coming, that the financial system is so complex that there are linkages that no one apt ispates beforehand but i think what we might expect in this case is if the u.s. defaults for a prolonged period of time, interest rates that the united states would pay would shoot up. this would affect not just the government but every consumer in the united states. so everyone would see their interest rates go up. that would cause a massive cutback in the ability of people to spend. it would cause a cutback in u.s. government spending and we would see a contraction of the economy and that going through the
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entire term. it's worth remembering that might be a best-case scenarios because -- >> sure. >> go ahead. >> how soon would we see these tangible consequences to things like social security checks, for example? >> okay. so, that -- the problem, there again, is that we don't know. so on october 17th, we run out of the debt ceiling but money still comes into the treasury. it won't be enough money to pay all of the u.s. government's bills but it will be enough to pay some of them. so the treasury secretary then might attempt to do what's called prioritization, to pay first the bondholders, because if we stop paying the bondholders, then we are officially in default on our debt. second, other people, medicare payers, social security recipients, things like that. but we don't know if that's possible. we just don't know if the treasury has the ability either sort of administratively or legally to do that. even if they do, then when will
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they have to start cutting off? my guess is it will roll off over tie. s weeks with by fewer people will be paid by the government. >> that's a guess. we have never tried anything like this before. >> the federal government doesn't have the ability to selectively pay things out that way? >> so, many people say that it does not. it's not clear. right? the problem here with all of these things is: we just don't know. and when you take risks at this level of magnitude, do you want to get into the world where we just don't know what the answer is? how much would you pay to not go through the 2008 financial crisis? how much is that worth to you? how much is a trans % chance of avoiding that worth to you? it might be possible for the treasury to do that. if it is, it would be ex tra ordinarily tough on people. think about the peep who depend upon their social security payments, all the hospitals and doctors who depend upon getting reimbursed by medicare, all of the patients who need medical care who won't get it if their
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doctors don't get paid through medicare and medicaid. all of these people will suffer quite quickly if these payments aren't made. >> most americans would say it is not worth the risk. gotown mutunda at harvard business school thank you for joining us. >> diplomats from five major world powers are sitting down with iranian negotiators to discuss the nuclear program. rosalind jordan has the latest >> reporter: it's been six months since they last met to discuss tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program. this time, experts say the obama administration heads to geneva both skeptical and optimistic about ending the dispute. >> i think if there is an actual deal that diminishes seriously on iran's ability to dash toward a weapon, i think it's possible obama could sell this as an important step forward for u.s. national execute as it search would be. >> the new iranian president
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rouhani says questions about his country's nuclear ambitions can be settled in six months. but the u.s. insists they will be judged by their actions. >> we have made it clear to iran that they can have a peaceful nuclear program as they meet the requirements of the international communicate. >> for starters, the u.s. and the or members of the p 5 plus one want iran to do the followi frees all uranian enrichment. store in another country. stop all refueling countries and most important, disclose everything about the nuclear program that might have a military application. in exchange, the p5 plus one has promised to impose no new sanctions and ease some minor restrictions on iran's oil industry. >> the p5 plus one, they have to
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deliver something for the iranians because on the iranian side, there are huge expectations. >> while it appears relations might be warming between iran and the west, is there a long-term benefit to the u.s.'s efforts? >> if we were able to establish some measure are trust, three are a number of areas syria being one, where we could see it producing benefits both for the u.s. and iran >> reporter: the americans need to take into account the concerns of its allies, the saudis and israeli. israel's prime minister made it clear he does not trust iran's public relations campaign. >> iran wants to be in a position to rush forward to build nuclear bombs before the international community can detect it and much less, prevent it. >> so while washington enters the talks with its own goals in mind, it has to make sure it also has buy in from its allies. for the latest on the
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nuclear talks with iran, let's bring in our correspondent james bays. iran has come forward with some nuclear proposals. what is iran proposing? >> reporter: we have been waiting for this for a long time as you heard in rosalind's report. we have known the position from the p5 plus 1. women about that. but here, we have for the first time iran presenting its proposals. what's interesting about this is they actually made their presentation in english in a powerpoint presentation, the foreign minister coming on front of the other participants with a presentation that was entitled, "closing the unnecessary crisis, opening new hor eyesons. now, i am sure you will ask me what the detail is of the iranian plan. well, a short time ago, i spoke to iran's debt foreign minist a asked him about those details. he replied: no, these are
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confidential. we are not going to be revealing them in public. we are not going to be revealing them to the press. and we have told the international community the p5 plus one, they must keep our proposals confidential so we continue this negotiating process in the coming hours. >> james, as you know, the meetings in geneva, the first formal talks since rouhani was elected. how far is iran ready to concede to demands? >> the quest earn demands, i think, are clear. there is some division among some of the western countries on this. i think the p5 plus 1 has made it pretty clear, their basic demand, is that iran must prove that it is not going to build a nuclear weapon and it is not going to be able to build a nuclear weapon and will have a peaceful nuclear program. no one here, when you speak to the diplomats expect this to be sorted at this one conference in
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generv geneva. it's about technical detail but it's also about building trust. some diplomats are telling me they exhibpect this meeting her will make some progress. them they will need another meeting and possibly that next meeting could happen in a matter of weeks because they know the iranians are in a hurry. the new iranian president right now has the support of the supreme leader to come up with a new plan, but there are hard liners circling in tehran. he only has a limited window of opportunity. >> we will see what comes out of the meeting. james bays in geneva. thank you. former president george w. bush's recent health issues were more serious than previously believed. a routine physical revealed he had a 95% clogged artery. he received a stint to open up blood flow. the national journal first reported that coronary blockage had almost shut down blood flow to a heart chamber. texas has been slammed by flooding. there is more rain to come. >> can't catch a break.
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for more no for more on the national forecast, let's bring in nicole mitchell >> reporter: >> looking at the big picture, we actually have the low pressure in the northern portion of the midwest, the front extendingly down to the central portion of the country. what's been happening here is a combination of the southern part of the front not moving too much even though the northern area is a little more dynamic and then, combined with that tropical moisture i was talking about a little bit earlier, that's been a moisture flow that has kind of funneled things over texas. texas as we get into arkansas and that will be the heavier corridor of the rain. the northern side is having a lot of problems as well. this morning, if you are in somewhere like wisconsin, most of the state right now is covered in rain. so if you are getting a break, i guess, appreciate that. on the back side, we have had enough cold air that into the dakotas, again, places like ellsworth, wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. this was the area hit with that
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blizzard, if you saw the tragic images of the dead cattle in this area, it's because this time of year, all of those animals haven't grown their winter coats yet. they are more susceptible to this weather. this is going to be a problem spot for us, too. the line of storms has a history yesterday some wind and hail damage. right now, with all of the rain, we've got a combination of flood concerns but, also, some of those winter storm warnings up for the places getting snow. most of that through this morning. on the southern end because of all of the rain, we have flash flood watches and works. more of that rain this morning. as i said, the boundary is through the area, more moisture none of thing in. this is going to stay a wet spot for us through day. the other thing, that is cold front. so, it means the temperatures have really dropped off behind this. some 40s, cities like denver not very warm. ahead of the front, we have 60s and 70s. if you will look at somewhere like chicago, you can see how the temperatures go from the 60s today to possibly not getting out of the 50s once we get on
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the back side of that. there is going to be a temperature change and a wake up to fall coming up. back to you. >> meteorologist nicole mitchell. the chicago marathon may have ended on sunday but one man just made it across the finish line. michael melamid crossed the 26 mile mark in 16 hours and 46 minutes. >> that's more than 13 hours after the first place finisher. he suffers from muscular difficult roof fee and in spite of that has finished marathons across the globe. the venezuelan native is his message is: if you dream it, make it happen. >> very inspiring. los angeles was the site of game 3 of the national league championship series. john henry smith has that and more in sports. >> the outcome down there -- good morning, by the way. >> good morning. >> the outcome slightly unexpected that it was code red for dodger blue. still lost them both. dodgers returned to chavez
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ravine facing a must-win in game 3 against the cardinals. dodgers had to shortstop anthony rameriz despite a higher line fracture in his rib. down the right field like, gonzales ends up on 2nd where he braked out a calfnated of the raise the roof from the last reading reception you attended. dodge is up 1-nil. think you his first hit is a homerun. he better run. >> that's off the wall. gonzalez scores, dodgers take a 2-nothing lead. what do you think a rookie does when he gets to 3rd? he raises the roof. he struck out four times in game 2. meanwhile, the cardinals limited to three hits over seven innings while striking out four. they beat the cardinals 3-nothing in l.a. after the game, all of the talk was about reu's performance. >> he has pitched big in a lot
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of games this year. he has pitched well and seemed to handle it really well. i think the experience of the last series helped him today. we have seen him aggressive with the fast ball. it sets everything else up. he has thrown a couple of good games against us. he threw the ball well, didn't make a lot of mistakes. we couldn't get anything going. we get one opportunity and an aggressive base running play ends up containing the inning. he credit the accounts, controlled the plate, did what he wanted to fort worth, texas us. >> let's hop on to the other lead, american league k4i78 series goes back to detroit, all mouthed with a game apiece. the tigers have made it in the strength of their outstanding starting pitching staff. tigers struck out red sox batters 17 times in game 1. sanchez truck out 12 by himself on route pitching six innings of no hit baseball. in game 2, scherzer took a no
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hitter before the detroit bullpen snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. safe to say, the tiger's bullpen has been their achille's heal up to this point. starters at they are and 1. the bullpen 1 and 2. here are the numbers that make the faithful ching. they have a sparkling 2.80 era while the relievers are at 4.60. red sox and a's, and the back end guys have yielded a for more rebust 280 batting average. just inverlander takes the mound against john alike. he has confidence in himself and in his fellow starters. >> i think that the great thing about this team is no matter what happens, we can say that about the starting pitcher the next day. you know, whatever happens tomorrow, we can say it's okay. we have max. you know, we have just got to rely. we have a starting rotation that's relentless.
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i said that. you know, every guy has theirnique ability to shut down a team in their own way. >> monday night football, the colts took the field in san diego riding a three-game winning strange. two against powerhouse, san francisco and seethes. phillip rivers & company trailing 3-nothing in the first quarter when rivers drops and has all day and then some to throw. he finally, finds someone he likes. keene and allen, chargers take a 7 to 3 lead and never trailed again. speaking of never. andrew luck and the colts were never in synch. here he is with the late interception. the chargers held the colts to three field golds to win 19 to 9 and they failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season. we will hear more from phillip rivers and have some more news in the n.f.l. in the next hour of sports. back to you. >> all right. coming up. john, thanks. >> a new set of privacy concerns about the nsa's intelligence
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collection from american citizens. >> edward snowden's new claims and how they may lead you to redrink your e-mail and contact data. >> residents in washington state leading the charge in a major food fight. the big battle over zenetically modified foods. antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> what do you think? >> consider this. unconventional wisdom. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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welcome back. nsa is crueltying millions of contact list from e-mail accounts. >> that's according to documents leaked by former nsa contracto edwin snowden. according to the report, many of those accounts belonged to americans. the spy agency says they are attempting to find intelligence on terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. joining us to discuss the nsa's latest data mining and research associated with mit. >> good morning. >> joining us from massachusetts, with should point out. let's get to the numbers here
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action mr. walsh. in a single day last year, the nsa special operations branch collected over 500,000 e-mails. wir talking yahoo, hotmail, facebook, gmail. what do you think? >> we should put this in context. you and i have talked about this before. since the original snowden revelations, we have had a series of these reports. when the first report came out, it was that the government said don't worry. you know, we are not following what americans do. walk on, mild your business. this is not a big deal. every skwnt report has shown that this perform has been more ex spansive, more greater in scope and, also, not really well regulated, not really overseen by either congress or the courts and this is another example of that. in other words, the tread line has gone in one direction: that is each in that story points to the fact that this is a bigger and bigger and bigger issue than
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we were originally led to believe. >> the nsa says we are not interested in personal information about ordinary americans, but as you know, data crosses international boundaries. wouldn't you have to look at personal information, political, religious connections to get to the core of what you are looking for? >> reporter: my answer to that is yes, but i mean we are talking about collecting data on millions of lawfully americans. if you are going after a terrorist and you want to find out more about that person, sure, i would support that. but we are not talking about terrorists. we are talking about americans who have committed no wrong whatsoever and now have the government watching every aspect of their lives, who they are calling. who are their friends? where do they go? where are they physically, geographically when they make a cell phone conversation. we are collecting more data about lawfully americans than we have ever collected in the history of the united states. in ways that can't be justified
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and the data is held for the for a day or a week but for years. >> how can we be sure that the program is not working? >> well, i mean it seems to me that it's a great question and a valid question because you have to weigh security and privacy. you can't have 100% privacy and 100% security but it's the burden of the government to show that these things work and are necessary. i have seen no evidence. i have seen some general claims that says surveillance has helped foil some plots but whether this program in particular has stopped a terrorist attack, i have seen no evidence of that whatsoever. i think the fundamental problem here, thomas, is that we have laws that were written in the 1970s when we had no internet, when we had no personal computers. so those laws focused on geographic location. if you want to follow me, when i am sitting at my home, you have to get a court order. but that's not the way it works today. everything is in the cloud.
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our trans mixtus cross overseas. when they cross that border, u.s. intelligence feels as if they can collect what they want. >> many americans will look closely at their e-mail accounts this morning. jim walsh, international security expert. washington state is the battle ground in the continuing fight over genetic engineering and the food we eat. a citizens initiative is on the ballot. it would require clear labeling on most food containing genetically engineered ingredients. as an al shoveler reports, a con tincial big-money campaign is on the way. >> this has brought in more than $23 million, 18 on the no side. >> the food labeling regular lemmings conflict with national standards and make no sense. >> it's simple. it won't cost you a dime. >> we have a right to know if our food has been general theically engineered. >> it's about product labeling and about jet en i can engineering, which is complicated.
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most of the processed foods sold in the state of washington would have to be clearly labeled as genetically engineered. here is what genetically engineered means in the initiative: any food that is produced from an organism in which the genertic material has been changed. >> here is what the two sides say this campaign is about. >> you may look for a certain. ingredient. i might look for another but really it's about whatever information i need to make the best choice for myself at the grocery store. >> it provides inaccurate, inconsistent and incomplete information. it is going going to increase the cost of our groceries by $450 a year. >> outside the organisms such as micro injection, macro injection. >> here is what each side says about what the other side says. >> are they lying to the public >> they are certainly misleading the public. make no doubt about it. >> it's absolutely ridiculous and they are lying on t.v. >> reproductive or recombination
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barriers where the donor cells -- >> if youed by food processors and chemicalcal. the yes side by the natural food industry with the biggest supporter, natural soap products maker dr. bronner's of california. >> or transferring general attic material. >> we asked dr. toby bradshaw, a biologist at the university of washington: these are some jet encally engineered monkey flowers. >> to simplify things? >> it's the introduction of dna from 1 organizenym to another by annasexual process usually some kind of injections. >> on the political side, get ready to decide. todd donovan said this is a fight that could be headed your way. >> california was the opening salvo. this is like the next battle or skirmish. right now, there is legislation in 26 states that the folks
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advocating labeling want to push. >> if approved, this would be the first law of its kind initvated by a vote of the people. al jazeera, seattle. >> al jazeera continues. >> back with you in two and a half months. closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced a new voice in journalism. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera. >> usa today says: >> ...writes the columbia journalism review. and the daily beast says: >> quality journalists once again on the air is a beautiful thing to behold. >> al jazeera america, there's more to it.
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the dead like expires two days from now. on thursday, senate leaders say they are hopeful the deal will come together. mr. president, instructive good faith negotiations continues between the republican leader and me. i am very optimistic bewe will reach an agreement that's reasonable in nature this week
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to reopen the government, pay the nation's bills and begin long-term negotiations to put our country on sound financial footing. >> i share his optimism we will get a result that will be acceptable to both sides. >> those same republicans are seeing a backlash from fellow party members in the past because they worked with democrats. they have been called the surrender caucus for not sticking with g.o.p. demands. some senate republicans say the healthcare law should have never been the focus of budget negotations. >> i will tell you, i am embarrassed. we missed the opportunity. two months of time went by while the wrong subject was being focused on. to me, that's an embarrassment. >> on monday, president obama underscoring the need for a resolution to end the partisan deadlock, there is broad agreement a default would have severe economic consequences here and around the global. >> if republicans aren't willing to set aside some of their partisan concerns in order to do
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what's right for the country, we stand a good chance of defaulting and defaulting would have a potentially did he haeva effect on our economy. >> the senate has to get through the house. we turn to paul beban. what are we hearing on the other side of the aisle concerning this deal? >> reporter: good morning, dale of as you mentioned, the billing question is whatever gets through the senate, will it get through the house? that has been the sticking point all along here what's being considered in the senate starts with reopening the government and funding it at current levels through january 15th. the deal being discussed would lift or raise the ceiling until sometime in mid february. it would set up bucket negotiations republicans have asked for about tax can and spending. that would be set to wrap up by december 15th, bi-partisan
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long-term budget negotiations. there are questions about the new healthcare law, but it's largely left intact. these are pretty small relatively speaking, questions about tightening income verification for government s subsidies and changing the parameters of a $63 per person fee that companies would be charged for each person they en roam. dale. >> paul, there seems to be a lot of division between the house and the senate. is it likely to affect the shutdown >> senate republicans will be meeting today to discuss this deal and you heard that sound byte a little earlier from republican of tennessee, bob corker, very upset that the new healthcare law has been what he said, a distraction really. he calls it a sharoning object that was never going to happenit was never going to happen obsessed about in the house and by certain it republicans in the senate. the thinking is if the senate can get strong backing for a proposal that goes through, that will make it a lot easier for
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speaker of the house john boehner to get something passed, some of the more conservative members of his caucus. house speaker john boehner was seen leaving senate mcconnell's office yesterday. the two republican caucuses are talking. the question is: can they make a deal on their own side of the aisle? dale? >> paul, i want to ask you about a video of house democrat chris van hollen. it shows him going after his republican colleagues for passing a rule that restricts who can bring a senate measure to reopen the government. take a listen. >> i renew my motion that under the regular standing rules of the house, clause 4, rule 22, that the house take up the senate amendments and open the government now. >> under section 2 of house resolution 368, that motion may be offered only by majority leader or his designee. >> this -- mr. speaker why were the rules rigged to keep the government should down. >> the gentleman will suspend. >> mr. speaker.
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>> the char will now. >> democracy has been suspended, mr. speaker. >> tell us exactly what is behind this story. >> dale, if there were ever an indication we are living in extraordinary times, going viral on youtune, like a justin beiber video, it's democrat vis van holland of maryland disputing a new house rule voted in by republicans on october 1st. it really changed the rules about when members of the house and which members of the house could bring reasons to the floor that were being discussed in the senate. so really, this video has gone viral. it just shows how high interest is in what's going in some of the more obscure corners of washington negotiation. dale? >> paul beban joining us from the white house. thank you very much. a sus suspected al-qaeda fighter captured in libya has arrived in new york to face
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federal terrorism charges. he is a prize catch for federal prosecutors. they wanted to get their hands on him since 2001. al jazeera jonathan betz is outside the courthouse with the latest now. >> dale, that hearing is expected to be brief when it gets started later this morning. he has been in the united states since saturday. his interrogation apparently cut short because of health problems. now, he will appear in this new york courthouse behind me after being on the run for more than a decade. >> suspected al-qaeda leader was captured by american commandos on october 5th. the military raid was carried out in tripoli by the u.s. delta force. the 49-year-old was irtear gated for a week aboard the uss san antonio and turned over to the f.b.i. to face federal terrorism charges in the united states. al-liby is considered a computer expert who helped plan the
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bombings that killed 224 people n 2001, a grand jury in new york indicted him along with 21 other tear suspects including osama bin laden. court documents say as early as 1993, he began planning attacks against the u.s. in response to american military action in somalia. there was a $5 million reward for his capture. he is now in the custody of the justice department and has been red his miranda rights. u.s. officials say the transfer came sooner expected n part due to a serious health condition. al-liby suffers from a severe case of hepatitis c, a viral infection that attacks the deliver. now, it's unclear how cooperative al-liby has been with interrogators but those interrogations largely ended when he arrived on u.s. soil. >> today's appearance in federal court coming 10 days after he was captured was taking al-liby
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to someplace like guantanamo bay for a military tribunal a possibility >> it was. it allows the u.s. to continue their interrogations with these men. from the beginning, president obama said he did not want to add to guantanamo's population. officials have been clear he would be brought to new york to face trial here. >> jonathan betz joining us from outside the courthouse in manhattan. >> from the u.k., a rare glimpse of british intelligence in acti action. police in london confirm the arrest of four suspects. this was surveillance video shot sunday outside a west london restaurant. it shows a 28-year-old british man being taken into custody. he is from azerberjan. phil ittner is joining us from london. what do we know about these
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suspects? >> reporter: well, dale, all four of these suspects are men in their 20s, british nationals, but of disseptember from primarily islamic nations. a abjejan as you mentioned there. this way caught may what the british authorities are saying the planning stages of a terrorist attack much like the mall attack that we saw in kenya recently. police capturing a number of firearms in this investigation. so not a bombing plot but more likely a shooting rampage planned here on the streets of london. dale. >> phil, in london police have managed to foil what might have been another attack. do we know at this hour how they did it? >> well, they have been monitoring this group spairnth for some time. and experts for some time. and experts who have been observing the intelligence
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community say this was something that they wanted to try to nip in the bud at the very early stages or it was an attack that was imminent. so one way or the other, the british authorities have been monitoring these four gentlemen for a period of time and decided based on intelligence that they gathered that now was the time to bring them off the streets. dale. >> phil ititner. the national execute agency is collecting millions of contact lists, according to former nsa in case's edward snowden saying they are finding information on terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. rescuers are searching for victims after a 7.2 magnitudequake rocked the philippines.
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the quake said to be strong enough to demol-i have been buildings on the southern island. here is more on the devastation >> reporter: fire crews search for survivors beneath crumpled concrete buildings the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit before 8:00 in the morning. it's force brought down buildings and sent people fleeing into open spaces. >> we were caught by surprise the building collapsed as people were coming out. >> officers and schools were closed for a national holiday and this may have saved lives. where the san pedro church built in the scene hundreds severely damaged, amazingly, there were no casualties at all there.
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the people gathered under white tents. the earthquakes cut power and transport links. there were reports of a number of deaths when a fishing port building collapsed. then the roof of a market came down. earthquakes are frequent in the region which lies along the pacific rim of fire. many say this quake was the largest they can remember. the cost, both in terms and lives and damage is likely to be substantial. officials say the death toll will continue to rise. the aisle hit the hardest has a million people living there and it's popular among tourists for beaches and resorts. in addition to that earth wake we are tracking al typhoon that made land full in the philippines. let's brick in nicole mitchell.
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>> we have had a lot of problems in this portion of the world and a number of tropical stmz as well. so as we take a closer look, this is the same system, nari now moving into vietnam that passed through the philippines on saturday. we were watching it on friday again the international dateline 40,000 people displaced. now, it is moving into vietnam and enough moisture with it that mudslides, landslides, flooding, that is one of the concerns here there have been a couple of loss of life and about 100,000, over 100,000 people that were evacuated ahead of this storm. >> that's not the only one that we have been monitoring as we get to the pacific. you can see well to the north, starting to graze japan right now and japan has a mount nasa terrain but another typhoon that could cause some of that mud slide potential. this one kind of skirting to the east of japan. that would still be enough to cause those problems. in the eastern pacific u one in
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the middle of nowhere. the other one, part of that moisture blum moved in to texas. that has caused some of the fooding rain concerns here coming up in a little bit, we will talk more about not only the rain for texas but the broader system impacting a lot of the midwest. dale? >> nicole, thank you very much. a potential debt default by the u.s. putting social security checks for some 50 million people at risk. the impact such a move would have on the nation's seniors. stores pulling a workout supplement from the shelves over concerns it contains a meth am fet me like drug. >> can marissa mayor deliver the goods for investors? we will return with that story.
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my name's nicole deford and i'm
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. next year, millions of social security recipients could see only a backtional increase in benefits. top that with politicians saying if depressed fails to raise the debt ceiling, social security checks might disappear.
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kimber lie duke hearted caught up with senior citizens. >> social security is what i live on. without that, i will eventually wind up in the street and so will my disabled son. sfoos how important social security is to me. >> shirley keegan worked for more than 40 years as a beautician paying into her social security. today, she counts on it for everything everything. >> food, rent, medicine. over the counter things and then co-payments for my insurance. things like that. transportation. i mean by the middle of the month, i am delving into my s e savings, what little there is left of them. >> last week, the u.s. treasu lee secretary failed if congress failed to raise the debt ceiling social security checks could go on the chopping block. >> it's a serious threat because it's a good political pawn.
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we know that social security payments have not created ainfluence he knew among seniors but they have kept a lot of seniors from being i am parvished and being claimed blow the poverty line. >> more than 50 million workers and spouses and children receive social security benefits, money out of their pockets means less money spent at local businesses across the country. like depeory. he has owned this pizza joint for four years serving up slices to seniors right across the street from the riverdale senior center. >> it's going to hurt. we need every bit of business we can. absolutely. >> seniors on social security are already facing head winds. come january, the cost of living adjustment raise for social security is expected at only around 1.5% but with medicare on the rise, this group says it's not enough. >> it's not only hurting us. it's hurting the entire nation.
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it's hurting from the young, the newborn and the elder, all the way through with the elder, and i just don't understand how people with good conscience, with the elected officials could treat the public the way they are treating them. >> economists warn if the u.s. default extends until the end of this month, millions may not see a social security payment come november. kill meny, dukehardt, al jazeera. >> the increases are the slowest and a slow down in consumer spinned something most likely to blame. >> with flu season, two-thirds at the staff for the centers of disease control aren't working. companies are producing flu vaccines but the cd c isn't publishing its weekly flu report or watching seasonable flu
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activity as close as it usually does. as we have been roark the all morning, the senate could be closer to a deal to avoid the deadline that's less that 48 hours away. can they get it done? if they do, will the house go on board? joining us are a couple of men with lots of experience in washington. rick tyler is a generaljor advisor and david,'s good friend is the former did deputy for president clinton. mr. goodfriend, senate says they are optimistic a deal is in sight and that's when the fight started. senator barbara boxer comparing tea parties to domestic abusers. does this comment hurt the process? >> it's hard for me to imagine the bad blood getting any worse. so i think no matter what, we have to assume that there is enough motivation on both sides to reach a deal. i think the republican party in particular has seen its numbers
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drop so precipitously among the public that there is a general consensus among republicans they put at risk any ability to retake the senate or any ability to win the white house in 2014 and 2016 respectively, that puts them in the wood to get a deal done. as your send up to the story, it cops down to whether speaker boehner will be able to put up for an up-or-down vote in front of the house. >> let's let mr. tyler way in on the comments of senator boxer. do you agree with mr mr. goodfriend? >> i agree all parties, including republicans have suffered negative results in the poll. the president's approval ratings are about 37%. while republicans suffer more than the democrats have suffered -- >> while you give the president's. what about in congress? in fair snes >> congressional approval has been hovering around 18, 19%. it's hard to go any lower than it has. but look, historically in 1995
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when there was a shutdown twice, we saw similar results of polls going down but after the deal was struck and the government got back on its feet and the shut do you know ended, there was no repercussions with the pollings. particularly with republicans. >> lacking in the mid-term e elections >> the republicans won in the house and in the senate in 1996. they were re-elected to majorities. >> i'm sorry. >> speaker of the house was re-elected and we paid off $40,000,000,000 of dent. on balance everything worked out well. >> mr. goodfriend >> as i recall, as i recall, as i recall not only was president clinton re-elected but for 1998, the first time in 70 years, the party in power during the president's second term picked up seats. i don't think it was good for the republican party at all. and there has been a repeat of history here because, you see, the republicans face a very strong chance of retaking the
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senate prior to this takedown. they only needed to take an additional knife out of the six seats. nor are defend. it's been turned on its head because in states like louisiana, in states where you see democrats in trouble, arkansas, this shutdown has actually gone to the benefit of the incumbent democratic senator and her republicans. >> let me ask both of you this question. you are talking right now about seats, holding on to seats and the poems -- and i want to show you this one in particular. it is an abc-washington post poll. it shows that nearly three-quarters of americans disapproved of the way republicans have handled the situation in congress. 63% sgrov of the democrats. seems the public is saying they don't like either party right now. while we are talking about seats, light talk about getting the government up and running. are either one of you confident
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that you can do that and repair the damage this processes did? i will start with mr. tyler since mr. goodfriend was talking last. >> yeah. i think it will happen. let's get something straight. there is no possibility of a default. okay? the government takes in approximately $250,000,000,000 a month. >> there is a very real possible, another comic expert -- wait a minute. wait a minute. >> let me explain. it's not true. >> no. no. no. no. let's not put false information out. i am that has been something -- >> the news media has put false information out from the beginning. the government collects $250,000,000,000 per month in tax revenue that's called cash flow. the debt service is $25,000,000,000. the constitution amendment, 14th amendment, section 4 says there is a pry iority put to debt. the dept has to be paid first. if we don't raise the debt limit, the net result will be a spending cut al bond hold issues will be paid.
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it's willfully ignorant to report otherwise. it's not true. there will be no default. >> no. no. no. please. let me continue here perhaps not a default on the debt. >> then don't call it a default. it's not a default. >> let's be clear. let's be clear. let's be clear. if you are among the 50 million seniors out there who depend upon a social security check, it is' default. >> social security is indexed -- >> a default on your obligation from the government >> sir -- >> mr. goodfriend >> if i. >> mr. tyler -- mr. goodfriend >> inflation. not by default. that's another prior to this will have to do. no senior collecting social security will see any reduction in their benefits. there may be -- >> may. >> may goodfriend, go ahead. >> let's not debate this. let's let the number 1 expert on debt tell us what's going on. that number 1 expert is standard & poors. standard & poors. they are a rating agency like
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moody's. they put a stamp on a bond issue when you want to go to capital markets and sell your debt. they have said unequivocally that the u.s. debt rating will go from its current aa under standard & poors, to d, the worst, the worst if congress does not -- >> if they were to default which they do not >> which congress does not raise. no. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, standard & poors isn't going to wait to see who gets paid and who doesn't. it's changing the rating from aa to d, which means interest rates on u.s. treasuries will skyrocket. >> that's not how this is going to play out >> you are spreading false information like any other republican. >> that's why you have no trust from the american public. the american public doesn't trust you any more because you guys lie too much. >> how am i lying? >> you are lying. standard & poors, if you would -- >> gentlemen -- gentlemen, good morning. good morning. this is al jazeera.
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good morning, gentlemen. we hold intelligent schedules on al jazeera, not shouting matches. let me ask you then, mr. tyler, i will start with you, christine lee gua legaurd said this could catastrophic if the debt ceiling is not extended. do you believe she is spreading misinformation as well >> i don't know if she is spreading misinformation or she is not aware of the facts. if the government doesn't raise the debt ceiling, the net effect will be a spending cut in the budget because the government must by section -- by the 14th amendment, section 4, must put all debts and obligations as first priority. as he said the debt serve is 25 billions a month. we collect 250 billion that is 10 times the amount needed to satisfy the bond hold issues. if we pay the bond holders first, the om thing is the president instructs jack lew not to pay the bond holders and he would be in violation of the constitution.
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there is a question of the spending priorities. in terms. debt and obligations of the debt, that's clear. the r way it was laid out was that the united states government has an obligation to first pay debts and debt holders. yes. >> so are you then of the opinion that the tea party members and the house should hold strong and reject this deal that is being put on the table by the senate >> not necessarily. i wou i would like to see a deal cut. i think that's their first obligation, but there is no question that there will not be a default. >> mr. goodfriend >> my republican colleague raises an interesting issue that i think would be worth discuss be, the fourth amendment to the constitution. some argue that because it is so clear, that depressed has no say. it's been interesting for me to observe the white house as they see whether they could honor
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debt without any action by congress. it's possible. it's possible that if we were to go over into this unknown dangerous territory, it's possible the president could announce, i am going to honor those debts anywhere and pay my bills as the government has to. if somebody wants to take me to court, we will go to court and i will argue the 14th amendment. the write house said ne won't do that but it's the scenario like this based upon what my colleague sites. >> we will continue this conversation later i will leave you both with a look at these numbers which are indispute arm right now. that poll shows nearly three-quarters of americans do not like the way that republicans are handling the situation in congress. 63% saying they disapproved of the way that the democrats are doing so. it seems like they are saying a pox on both houses. both of you thank you very much for being with us >> good morning.
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iran set to sit down with the u.s. and others for negotiations over itsnewable program. we will tell you what the people of iran have to say about their diplomatic talks and onward and upward, china celebrating a major milestone for its program in space. we will also tell you about the steep price tagp penn state is paying. >> the chargers had a big test at home against the colts on monday night football. highlights coming up in sports. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts.
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>> reporter: iran has put forth its propoals. this is the 6th one. the atmosphere different, more hopeful atmosphere and iran is putting forward its case in english for the first time. before, there have been very long speefrpz in farches in far they have come up with a power point presentation in english. the title of that presentation: closing unnecessary crisis, opening new horizons. i am sure you would want to ask me, dale, what the details were in that plan. i asked the deputy prime minister. he said it's confidential. we are not going to reveal the details we have put forward to the international community and we have asked the p5 plus one, the international community representatives, the permanent
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five members. u.n. security council, we have asked them to keep our plan confidential, too. >> jonathan, the meetings in syn geneva. what do the western powers want and do they have an idea of how far iran is willing to go to concede to international demands? >> well, there are all sorts of technical details in this. but to sum it up, what they want is proof that iran cannot pursue a nuclear weapon. yes, they say they can have nuclear energy for civilian purposes but they must come up with proof they are not able to produce a nuclear weapon. i don't think we are going to get a deal here in the next two days but everyone is hoping progress will be made. they know there is a pretty tight timeline for the iranians who come here to negotiate. there are hard liners circling in tehran who would like to see this all fail.
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we are being told by diplomats. it's possible after these talks, if they make some progress, there could be fresh talks in a matter of weeks. >> james bays joining us life from geneva. joining us to discuss how iran's charm offensive could affect the negotiatio negotiations, the author of the book "a single role of the dice" obama's diplomacy with iran. if anything can be said about the white house policy concerning iran, is that it has been criticized. candidate obama was criticized for saying he would talk to iran. and sanctions worked and they did. who was right and who is wrong? lot me clarify a couple of points if the report earlier. iranians have put forth a proposal in the past. a power point presentation in english during the last round of
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talks as well. it is absolutely true that the atmosphere is different. it is not because of the sanctions. it's because there is a team of then on or about ators and political team in iran. the very same team that 10 years ago collaborated with afghanistan. in 2003 put forward awards leaning to the bush administration, in 2005, put forward a proposal to the europeans that said they would cap enrichment at 3,000 century fugues. you are seeing an opening is because there are a new team of people in iran who for many years, more than a decade have pursued a completely different approach to the west. it's not because of the sanctions. >> are you saying the sanctions did not work at all? sgld a tremendous amount of pressure. >> sorry. >> i was going to say our reporters on the ground in iran say the sayers are working and they are having a devastating
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impac on the iranian economy. >> absolutely. the economy has been devastated but that's not the measurement of success for sanctions. it's to say that the pain that the economic pressure has put would change the nuclear cal inclusion of the government. so far, we have not seen that it is because of any change that is because of sanctions, that any potential change in the nuclear calculus have happened. the most likely deal that will be achieved if these talks are successful is the same deal that could have been achieved 10 years ago. there has not been a significant difference there. >> that's the thing i think historians will look back and wonder: what has happened in the last 10 years when both sides just escalated. nothing was gained for either side. s benjamin netanyahu says this new iran is nothing more than a wolfe in sheep's clothing. based upon what you are saying is it your opinion that benjamin netanyahu is right and nothing really has changed in iran?
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>> no. what he is trying to say is that the iranian government is going to pursue a nuclear weapons program and then put putting on a charm offensive. there are those elements in iran who have been pursuing a foreign policy, very problematic con frontation with outside world. the current team is of a very different mindset and have pursued a very different approach 10 years ago when they were in power. i think from the israeli perspective, there is a fear that whatever deal can be struck, it is a deal that is not as attractive for israeli interests or in netanyahu's definition of the israel interests compared to the status yeah. they prefer the status quo to a peace deal. >> trusteda pasri, he is author of the book, also, as well, "a sing roll of the dice." thank you for being with us >> thank you for having me. >> there is a new study out that
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shows "craze contains a compound similar to methamphetamine. harvard university researchers are concerned about possible health risk including heart attack and stroke. two athletes who used craze last year were banned from international competition after failing drug tests from the world's anti-doping agency. wal-mart pulled it from the store shelves over the summer. we won't hear what the fda has to say about it until the government shut down is over. >> to business news now, a pending deal over the debt perking up wall street this morning. demarte geraldino, you heard that and the effect it will have on the world economy >> there is so much at stake. lauck makers may be close to a budget dialed is raising hopes in the market. stocks are higher. the futures, that could future a positive start when the markets open a little more than an hour from now. all three moved higher. the dow stands at 15301.
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the s & p 1710. and the nasdaq opens at 3815. overseas, european stocks are mostly up. at any raters believe a debt deal in d.c. is close. asian stabilex are mostly higher. up a quarter %. hang seng up a hav % and shanghai is slightly down as some investors cash in to lock in profits. >> he won the nobel prize and hours later, robert schiller was on al jazeera america talking with rad"real money's" ali vels last name. he said you can't play this uncertainty in the markets. >> as an inveor you make an adjustment if you could predidn't which way it was going. so maybe the easiest thing to do is to do nothing they could increase the risk. the risk might be going up because of the difficulties in congress. but direction is a little hard to pin down. >> now you can watch re"real
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money" each night at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. today wefied out how much money yahoo is bringing in. quarterly results after u.s. markets close, the ceo is a celebrity in the tech world. the pressure is on to keep the stock going. it hit $35 a share. >> that's a near 8-year high. not everyone see did rosey skies for yahoo. some say the core business is stagnant and wall street doesn't expect the situation to get better. >> marissa and her team are pounding the pavement, having meetings with advertisers trying to get people excited and from a pure excitement level, it seems to be working. advertisers are, you know, talking about yahoo a lot more, eager to meet with her. but what has not -- what we haven't seen is that translate into a big pick-up in revenue. >> analysts are expecting
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third-quarter revenue to be down 1%. the maker of the iphone is getting a touch of high fashion. apple just hired former ceo of burberry angela aris, burberry's boss for eight years. in apple she will be in charge of online stories. blackberry is trying to shine up it's reputation. you are likely to see full-page blackberry ads. the struggling smart folk maker speaks to customers and shareholders saying they can continue to count on the company. blakeberry says it will survive challenging times. blackberry put itself up for sale as it continues to use shares to apple and samsung. >> i am a bottom line guy. i am an apple blackberry customer. is my service in jeopardy >> the company says no, your sense is not in jeopardy but wall street likes companies growing or profitable.
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a lot of analysts believe the only plates for it to go is down. thank you very much. a government official is dead after a bomb ribbpped throh a mosque in the eastern part of afghanistan, the governor of logar province was killed by a device planted inside a microphone. he was speaking to worshippers during the holiday. no one has claimed responsibility for that attack. china is marbling now 10 years since it sent its first human into space. that company has sent 10 into space on five separate mugs. future plans include a moon landing and a permanent space station. the rapid space do. is as china cut it's space involvement. >> the fight against government climate change, he calls climate change the greatest single threat to sustainable development. banke moon says it will create
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jobs, public health and protect the environment. the secretary making those remarks during a meeting in washington on monday. >> parts of the u.s. continue to deal with heavy rains and more flooding. for more, we turn to nicole mitchell. >> that's been a beg story the last couple of days in states such as texas. let's look at the broad picture out here because you can see, we are looking at the moisture flow. so one is remnants of a tropical system kind of funneling moisture in to where the system from the north is actually bringing the coldfront down. it looks like there is two different pieces of moisture here they are kind of our part with the system itself and that influx of moisture on the southern edge of that taking a look at had a that means on our rada and satellite image, a wide band of rain that morning, anyone from the dakotas all the way into parts of texas. it's been a couple of days of this, especially with the boundary to the south not moving too quickly although the northern end is moving along a little bit. as we continue and hone in on
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this area, here is what we are dealing with this morning. a little bit more west texas getting the moisture now but it's all through this region we are going to have that potential. so the heaviest core of rain through the day looks like anywhere from arkansas, kind of clipping through oklahoma and into texas, that would be our biggest chance for flash flo flooding risks. you want to be careful heading out on those records especially if you can't see how deep the water is. good way to ruin the car or get yourself stuck or in a more dangerous situation. the northern end, we have hazards as well. we have for parts of south dakota enough rain to cause flash flooding where we get a little bit more into the black hills, know this morning applause like custer the area is cold enough. some has trigs. not good for this state and really the moisture anywhere from wisconsin pretty heavy right now through the dakotas but especially, we are talking
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about south dakota where just over a week ago, we had that amazing blizzard with some cases seeing four feet of the snow. you were seeing loss of cattle in that area and now we are having more weather problems today. this is going to be definitely a situation that bears watching. as i said, as the front goes through, the colder air has transitioned in. we have temperatures in some cases only in the 40s behind this versus 60s and 70s ahead of it. you are going to feel that change and feel it feel more like fall as this goes through. as we get more into tomorrow, a little more to the great lakes region. the southern end of this cutting through parts of arkansas and into texas. so, it is going to be a little while before we get a break here. del? >> nicole mitchell thank you very much. penn state university is paying the price for the jerry sandusky sexual abuse scandal. that includes a $12 million fine that was paid to the ncaa and
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$11 million in legal fees. the university paid $8 million to former fbi director louis freeh to write a report on the scandal. they set aside isn't million dollar to settle civil suits by 32 boys now grown to men who say they were abused by sandusky. >> it was a big night for baseball and ball in southern california. john henry smith has more. >> thank you, dale. the colts took the field riding a three-game wind streak. two coming against nfc power houses san francisco and seethes. phillip rivers trailing 3-nothing in the first quarter when rivers throbs and has all day and some change to throw. he finds someone he liked. keenan allen, take a 7-3 lead and they would never trail again. speaking of never, andrew luck and the colts were never in synch. here he is with the late intercepti interception. the chargesers hell the colts to three field goals.
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failed to score a touchdown for the first time all season. >> yeah. i wasn't sure who the colts were playing this week. we just -- we didn't go to the game saying let's play ball control. we wanted to go score as many points as wedding. we didn't score that many. we did sustain drives. it was a heck of a team win, a huff team win. we weren't great in the red zone offensively but our defense was awesome. our defense was awesome the whole game. dick no vac. we didn't turn the football over. we knew if we didn't turn the ball over and we sustained drives which we did, we had 12, 14, 16 play drives we would give ourselves a chance to win. >> phillip rivers feeling good. in other enough news w their quarterbacks battered and beat up, the bills have dipped into the free agent pool to sign matt glen. the raiders released him after training for him to be their starter. he has parlayed a 6 td game as a pack ner 2012 to two subsequent big money contracts with the
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seahawks andraders. despite his acquisition, they say they hope thad louis will continue to stand through for e.j. manual on sunday code red for dodger blue. la sent their aces to the mound in games 1 and 2 of the nlcs and still lost them both. dodgers return to shaftes ravine facing a must-win in game 3 against the cardinals. dodgers rameriz back in the line up despite a hairline fracture in his rib. runner on third. adrienne gonzalez down the right field line mark ells will score. on second, breaks out a decaffeinated of the dance floor at the last wedding reception you attended. raising the roof. first hit of the series, a homerun, off the wall. gonzalez stores. dodgers take a 2-nothing lead. what do you think he will do when he gets to third? raise the roof. he is pumped up. he struck out four times in game 2. meanwhile, dodgers' pager yu was
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phenomenal limiting the cartednals to 3 hits over 7 innings of work while striking out. dodgers get their first win in the series, 3-nothing, los angeles. all of the talk was about the sterling performance. >> he has pitched big and a lot of big games this year, he has pitched well and seemed to handle it william. i think the experience of the last series helped him today. i think we see him aggressive with the fast ball and we see that with him. it sets everything else up. he that did thrown a couple of games against us to make a lot of mistakes. we couldn't get anything going. you know, he did -- he controlled the counts, controlled the play, did what he wanted to fort worth, texas us. >> well, hopping on over to that other league, the american league championship series goes
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back to detroit all knotted up at one game apiece. the tigers have made it this far on the strength of their outstanding starting pitching staff, striking out red sox batters 17 times. sanchez struck out 12 by himself on the 6 innings of no hit baseball. game 2, matt scherzer before the detroit bullpen snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. game 3, justin verlander, and you are up. >> i think that the great thing about this team is no matter what happens, we can say that about the starting pitcher the next day. you know, whatever happens tomorrow, we can say it's all right. and max and, you know, we have just got our line up. we have a start rotation that's relentless. i said that before the series started. every guy has their neim ability to shut down a team. >> opposing just inverlander will be john alike for the red sox. that will do it for sports this hour. dale? >> racing the roof, back in. >> i don't know if it's in, but
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it's in inla. >> thank you very much. searching for little madeline mccann, the man authorities say they are now looking for in connection with the disappearance disappearance of the little girl plus a son of a seihk leader get into politics. challenging paul ryan, says he wants his job. antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> what do you think? >> consider this. unconventional wisdom. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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police in miami are investigating the drowning death of a boy on board a cruise ship operated by carnival cruise lines the quentin hunter was with family members but there was no lifeguard on duty at the time. last month, a man drowned inside a hot tub on that same ship sparking debate about whether cruise lines should have lifeguards. there is new information, a new lead in the case of mad lin mccann. she is the little british girl who accident happened disappeared in portugal. she was three years old then. today police released two new images of a man they say they want to talk to.
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stephanie sy has more. >> a reenactment of the abductor of madeline mccann with new information from scotland yard's latest investigation shown on a british crime program and around the world. police also releasing two digital images of a suspect spotted by tourists at the time but whose memories differ in many ways as you can see from the sketches. investigators are urging the public to get in touch if they recognize the face. >> the fits are clear. i have asked the public to look carefully at them and if they know who this person istiously please come forward. >> the man who was said to speak german was seen walking toward the sea front carrying a child in pajam. as. they say their new information draftcally changes the timeline and is significant promise. in 2007 when 3-year-old madeline disappeared, the case captivated the world. the controversy over the accusations against the parents
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and claims that portuguese police bung he would the investigation further sensationalized the case. madeline's mother, kate is still compelled to defend herself as she did on the crime show. >> i am the one that has done something wrong here. it's the person who has gone into that apartment and taken a little girl away from her family. >> there is also criticism that this one kidnapping remains front page news years later while so many other missing child cases have occurred since then. stiff knee sy, al jazeera police say they are extremely pleased with the public response and are getting a lot of foijz and e-mails since those sketches were released. >> there is new polling out that shows the in general, senate race getting tighter. booker has a routine point lead over longan. they will faceoff in a special election tomorrow fighting to fill the seat of the late democratic senator frank lauten bergenhagen.
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paul ryan is facing an unlikely challenger for reelection, the son of one of the victims killed in that shooting last year at a sheik temple, alaka plans top run and blames ryan for the shutdown. he says he wants to bring accountability and trans piece back to washington. at wart stores in louisiana, grocery carts piled high after a cop pewter glitch left some food stamp without a spending limit. customers cleared the shelves after the error on the ebt cards were discovered. the glitch was caused by a power outage. that will do it for this addition of al jazeera news. more news in just two and a half minutes and always onna aljazeera.com. closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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